Alkmaar Cheese Market Tour

Experience Alkmaar's traditional Cheese Market - the oldest in the Netherlands!  In this 2.5 hour tour you will get to see the famous Cheese Market and watch the cheese being sold, weighed and carried at the historic Waaggebouw (Weighing House).  We will also tour the beautiful medieval city centre and learn about Dutch history, culture and way of life. **Please note that all tours will be given in English by a native English speaker

                 

 

 

 

 

What will you see and do on a tour?

  • Visit the Alkmaar Cheese Market and learn about its history, the Weighing House and the Cheese Carrier's Guild.  We will spend approximately +/-1.5 hours at the Cheese Market.

  • Taste Dutch cheese and have the opportunity to buy some

  • Walk through the medieval centre, along picturesque streets and canals.

  • Learn about Alkmaar's history and how the townspeople managed to defeat the Spanish forces in 1573.

  • Get an insight into Dutch culture and way of life.

Tours booked are subject to the Terms and Conditions

Friday mornings from April to end of September

Small group tours are €18 per adult.  Discounted rates for children.

2.5 hours

 

Alkmaar City Walking Tour

Alkmaar is best known for its traditional Cheese Market, but it is also well worth a visit on its own. This beautiful medieval town has lots of charm and character without the big-city crowds.  Join Alkmaar Tours on this 2 hour tour as we walk along the lovely streets and canals and get a sense of Dutch history, culture and way of life. **Please note that all tours will be given in English by a native English speaker

 

 

 

 

 

What will you see and do on a tour?

  • Walk through the medieval centre, along picturesque streets and canals.

  • See some of Alkmaar's most important and historic monuments such as the Grote Kerk (the Great Church), the Stadhuis (City Hall) and the Waaggebouw (Weigh House).

  • Learn about Alkmaar's history and how the townspeople managed to defeat the Spanish forces in 1573.

  • Get an insight into Dutch culture and way of life.

  • Walk along the old city walls and experience the greener side of Alkmaar.

Tours booked are subject to the Terms and Conditions

Availability: Year Round (please email if interested in a special date/time)

Small group tours are €15 per adult

2 hours

Tulip Bike Tours

Springtime in Holland is nothing short of magical.  The countryside comes alive with blooming fields of hyacinths, daffodils and of course, tulips!   Did you know that Alkmaar has a flower growing region just outside the city centre that is just waiting for you to discover?  Join Alkmaar Tours on a Tulip Bike Tour and prepare to be amazed as you visit the flower fields and take photo's that will make your friends jealous!  And don't worry, even if you haven’t been on a bike for a while, the relatively flat terrain makes for a fairly easy cycling experience!  **Please note that all tours will be given in English by a native English speaker

 

 

 

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Tours booked are subject to the Terms and Conditions

April - May

Small group tours are 35 (plus 10 for bike rental) per person.

Minimum age is 16 years unless previously arranged with Alkmaar Tours

3.5 hours cycling +/-20km

Bike Tours

Get out an enjoy the Dutch scenery like a local....by bike!  The countryside around Alkmaar is stunning - from farmland and windmills to the beach and dunes, this area has it all.  Bike tours can be arranged based on your requirements and wishes.  Send us an email to start planning!

 

**Please note that all tours will be given in English by a native English speaker

 

 

 

What will you see and do on a tour?

What we see on a tour is entirely up to you!  Why not cycle along the dunes and stop at the beach for a drink?  Or cycle into the countryside and visit the windmill museum?  Or why not just simply get out and into the fresh air and enjoy the Netherlands as it is best seen...on two wheels!

Want to learn more?  Send us an email!

 

Tours booked are subject to the Terms and Conditions

 

Year Round, subject to availability.  Please contact us by email

Varies, depending on duration and route.

 

Private Tours

Are you interested in a different type of tour or have a larger group of people?  We have done private cycling tours, boat tours, tours to tulip farmers, hen party tours and of course private walking and Cheese Market tours.  Private Tours are also perfect for families and those who need a bit of extra time.  Please send an email with your requirements and we can work together to create the perfect tour for everyone in your group!

Why book a Private Tour?

Private tours are just that - private and without any other groups and are a great option for those travelling with kids, those who have limited mobility or larger groups.  Private Tours give you maximum flexibility are are designed with your needs in mind. 

 

Interested?  Send us an email!

 

Please note that all tours will be given in English.  Tours booked are subject to the Terms and Conditions

Contact Us

Alkmaar, the Netherlands

info@alkmaartours.com  |  Tel: +31 (0)6 11486998

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